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30,000 students appear in HEC Law LAT and 4200 in GAT Nationwide

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FIR registered for cheating in Quetta, female student hurled threat on staff

Report By Haris Zaheer

ISLAMABAD (March 17, 2019): The Higher Education Commission (HEC) conducted Graduate Assessment Test (GAT) for registration of law graduates with Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on March 16. The GAT tests were followed by Law Admission Test (LAT) for admission to LLB programmes on March 17. As many as 4200 LLB graduates appeared in GAT. The test was held in Federal and Provincial Capitals.

While over 30,000 students appeared in LAT.

Lahore center: The highest number of 8,000 students appeared in Lahore only. The test started with one hour delay at 9:00 am at Lahore center instead of 8:00am the scheduled time. Where five long queues of males candidates and one females was witnessed at Punjab University Examination Halls.

As may as 60 police officers were present there to guard the examination centre. However, later 10-12 armed police officer were called for. The police officer directed the parents and those who came with the candidates to leave the venue and come back after two hours to pick the candidates, as there were no arrangements or waiting area for the parents.

Two untoward incidents:
The tests were conducted successfully. However, two minor incidents occurred at Karachi and Quetta centres. In the first incident, a student insisted on bringing her cellular phone into examination hall. When supervisory staff did not allow her, she threatened them of dire consequences. Despite her misbehaviour, she was allowed to take the test. In other incident in Quetta, a student was caught cheating. He was handed over to local police for further action.

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